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A healthy meal in a box: great bento recipes, tips, and more

A healthy meal in a box: great bento recipes, tips, and more
This just a short update on what is going on with my health and things. The good news is that I am feeling a bit better on an everyday basis. The really bad, painful infection I had has finally (mostly) cleared up, so I’m not reliant on heavy duty painkillers anymore. The bad news is that, my actual health condition is a bit worse than the infection. Which means that I’m going to have to start a course of radiation therapy again. But not to worry anyone too much…since I am now getting regular checkups (unlike the last time when you know, I stupidly tried to tough it out until I was almost bleeding to death(!!))

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Dymaxion. On the Geography of Coffee Bar Language - The Survey Results! A few days ago, inspired by the awesome New York Times feature "How Y’all, Youse, and You Guys Talk" I thought I might apply a small part of this idea to coffee. After all, there is a bunch of variation in coffee language across the United States: most people who travel for coffee at some point notice that there are variations in language (what do you call that drink?) in cities across our great country.

The Just Bento Cookbook In this section, you’ll find all the news, updates and so on about the Just Bento Cookbook, published by Kodansha USA. It’s available now worldwide. Wholesale Inquiries: Please contact the publisher, Kodansha USA Inc.. Bento no. 29: Featuring eggs in treasure bags Bento contents: 3/4 cup brown rice (220 cal) 1 egg in a treasure bag, cut into half (120 cal) 1/2 chikuwa (100 cal)poached carrot slices (40 cal) 1/3 cup Spring greens namul (40 cal) takuan pickles (5 cal) Total calories (approx): 525 (how calories are calculated) Time needed: 5 minutes in the morning for assembly Type: Japanese, meat-free, gluten-free (see notes

Just like a circus Hello! I got my limited edition Sleek Circus palette today, and it's super pretty! So, first the palette, then makeup. First of all, palette's cardboard box is SWEET: Bitches Who Brunch There are so many new restaurants opening up in my Logan ‘hood that I am absolutely spoiled for choice at the moment. There’s not a top spot I want to try on any given Friday night—there are four or five top spots I want to try. A few Saturdays ago, Cori Sue deftly arranged a stellar GNO, beginning with dinner at the new B Too, followed by drinks at the also-new Black Whiskey, then the continuation of our bar-hopping all the way up 14th Street. It’s an unreal time in Washington being that I can skip to so many new and fab places, all within three blocks of my house.

Umami Tomatoes are rich in umami components A loanword from the Japanese (うま味?), umami can be translated as "pleasant savory taste".[4] This particular writing was chosen by Professor Kikunae Ikeda from umai (うまい) "delicious" and mi (味) "taste". The kanji 旨味 are used for a more general sense of a food as delicious. People taste umami through receptors for glutamate, commonly found in its salt form as the food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG).[5] For that reason, scientists consider umami to be distinct from saltiness.[6]

Chana Dal with Fennel and Almonds Do you know about chana dal? I didn’t myself until last year, when I was doing research on diabetic-friendly foods (for myself, when I was hospitalized with a bad infection and diagnosed with pre-diabetes, as well as my father, who has the full blown kind). Chana dal, also called cholar dal or Bengal gram dal, looks rather like yellow split peas, but it’s actually a form of chickpea (also called garbanzo, ceci). While it is a carbohydrate like any dried bean, it does not raise your blood gluose levels much at all. In other words it has an extremely low glycemix index of 8!

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Food Babe Investigates: Is Subway Real Food? This is a guest post from Vani Hari (a.k.a. The Food Babe). Subway is the single largest chain restaurant in the world. Sushi Different types of nigiri-zushi and a temaki ready to be eaten Sushi (すし, 寿司, 鮨, 鮓, 寿斗, 寿し, 壽司?) is a Japanese food consisting of cooked vinegared rice (鮨飯, sushi-meshi?) combined with other ingredients (ネタ, neta?), seafood, vegetables and sometimes tropical fruits. Ingredients and forms of sushi presentation vary widely, but the ingredient which all sushi have in common is rice (also referred to as shari (しゃり?) Meatballs with lettuce in tomato sauce Lettuce in meatballs? I know it sounds weird, but it really works. Tons of chopped lettuce and onion in the meatball mixture gives them an interesting crunchy-crispy texture when freshly cooked. (Picky kids may object to that texture, just because it’s different, but give them a try!) After a time, especially if the meatballs are frozen, the texture disappears, but the meatballs remain juicy and succulent.

Friday Friend – Alison Murray from Om Nom Ally I am so excited to be featuring the gorgeous Alison from Om Nom Ally on this weeks Friday Friend. I have gotten to know Ally over the past few months after finding her beautiful blog and making some of her yummy recipes. Ally is both passionate and a wealth of knowledge on everything to do with wholefoods, clean eating and good health. Ally is a lovely soul and I am so glad to have found her on my journey to better eating, living & health. I can’t wait to see the new and exciting things coming up for Ally in the near future!

Bento A typical bento Bento (弁当, bentō?)[1] is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine.

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